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Topic: Houseplants & Indoor Gardening
Posted by Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Ky/6 on 2002-07-23 08:23:04
Propagating HydrangeasQuoting Kristi: ------------
Posted by Jay kimbrough from Georgia / zone on 2003-03-24 20:31:24
-I have an heirloom Hydrangea that I would like a piece of.......anyone know how to do that ????????
Try placing a brick (or a similar heavy object) on a low growing branch. Make sure it has good contact with the dirt. In a month or two it should have developed roots and you can cut it from the mother plant.
Propagating a HydrangeaA cutting should root. Cut off a stem, about 6 to 8 inches long, that is vigorously growing just above a leaf node and then just before putting it in the rooting medium cut that stem just below a leaf node and cut, don't tear, all except the top couple of leaves. Dust with rooting hormone and carefully place the stem in a moist rooting medium in a shady spot. Keep the medium moist but not too wet and the stem should root in 8 to 10 weeks.
Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b-MI on 2002-09-04 07:43:48